Appendix C – Candidate Checklist
The following checklist is provided to assist a candidate in completing the application process
and assembling the documents required by the Department:
Pass the Communication and Literacy Skills MTEL (the testing company electronically submits
scores to the Department).
Complete the licensure requirements for the administrator role sought through one of the
Apply for licensure and make payment using the online process
Submit one of the following:
Approved Program Endorsement
Administrative Apprenticeship/Internship Verification form
Submit a letter written on official letterhead by the superintendent/designee,
principal, or previous employer that documents the candidate has completed three
years employment in the role of the license sought or other required experience.
Administrative Apprenticeship/Internship candidates only: Submit Performance
Assessment for Initial Licensure Verification Form.
Submit official transcripts of undergraduate/graduate studies if required for specific
Submit evidence of SEI Administrator or Teacher endorsement (if applicable).
All supporting documents should be submitted to the:
MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148
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